Blessed Franciszek Dachtera

Blessed Franciszek Dachtera, date, location and photographer unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Priest in the archdiocese of Gniezno, Poland. Prefect of the secondary school in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Arrested on 17 September 1939 during the Nazi occupation, he was imprisoned in several place before ending in the Dachau concentration camp where he was tortured and used in “medical” experimentation. Martyr.



  • 23 August 1944 in Dachau, Oberbayern, Germany from reaction to pseudo-scientific medical experiments



Additional Information


Greet my family. Let them not cry. God wants it so. I agree with His will, although my heart tears towards my own. – a message Blessed Franciszek gave a friend not long before his execution

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Franciszek Dachtera“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 July 2021. Web. 20 September 2021. <>